The Hungarian National Gallery displays a Retrospective of Károly Ferenczy

artwork: Károly Ferenczy (1862–1917) - "Boys Throwing Pebbles into the River", 1890 - Oil on canvas, 119 cm (46.9 in). Width: 149 cm (58.7 in) Courtesy of the Hungarian National Gallery


Budapest, Hungary.- The Hungarian National Gallery will show a retrospective exhibition of “Károly Ferenczy (1862–1917)”, remaining on view through June 3rd. Károly Ferenczy’s retrospective exhibition forms part of a series of events designed to illustrate the emergence of modern Hungarian art through a number of impressive individual shows in the Hungarian National Gallery. In public consciousness, Károly Ferenczy’s name has become closely associated with the Nagybánya artists’ colony since its establishment in 1896, the same way that his oeuvre has become almost synonymous with the Nagybánya phenomenon. As the father of the Hungarian version of impressionism and post-impressionism, and as an outstanding artist and leading master of the artists’ colony, Ferenczy has rightfully been regarded as the founder of modern Hungarian painting. The exhibition will enable the visitors to appreciate the enourmous amount of accomplishments, for which 20th-century modernism is indebted to Ferenczy, who, while attempting to solve problems very similar to those that his German, French or American colleagues were also struggling with at the time, managed to produce one of the most specifically Hungarian oeuvres.